A new niece arrived into our lives a few weeks ago – little miss Mae. She is so sweet and cuddly and we are smitten. Her parents’ are Dan’s younger brother, Doug, and his wife, Ginny. They also happen to be some of our besties and live in the same neighbourhood as we do (we talked up the neighbourhood for years to them, so when they finally came back to Ottawa they were sold!). Actually, you might remember Doug and Gin… Read more »


It’s Wednesday and it feels like we are only just starting the week. Gotta love that. Dan took Monday off work and had Tuesday off for Canada Day, so we had an extra extra long one. Did some cottaging and lots of relaxing. So lovely. I got some cute photos that I’ll share later this week. I have been having so much fun creating new art prints for my etsy shop lately. I haven’t had as much time to do… Read more »

DIY letter via the sweetestdigs

One little project I have been wanting to do ever since Maya was born was to find a letter ‘M’ to put on the outside of her door – you know, one of those DIY monogram door letters. It’s not like in our wee little house there was any question as to which room was hers (ha – we have 3 interior doors – total!), but I liked the idea of marking her room in some way. And plus, once… Read more »

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I don’t usually have guest bloggers, but when Brittany (a fellow Ottawa gal) got in touch about her latest project – I couldn’t resist! Brittany is a local photographer – you can check out her photography site/blog here (she even throws in a DIY every now and again, like this nail art – totally adorbs). She is sharing her book crate today, which she made as a baby shower gift. Over to you, B…   Hey there fellow The Sweetest Digs… Read more »


Even though we had finished our nursery makeover before Maya arrived in August, there was one project that remained on the to-do list: some bookshelves. There remained a blank wall between the doorway and the closet that was the perfect spot for some slim bookshelves (the area to the left of the closet which you can see in the pic below). When I helped design my friends’ nursery last year (check it out here), we used IKEA spice racks as… Read more »

So almost three months ago we started the switch over from office/guest bedroom to nursery/office. One of those slow and steady makeovers, and I’m happy to report that a week before our baby girl is due we can call this one done-zo. Let’s take a little trip back at this room, shall we? Here it is in it’s crazy turquoise glory, full of mis-matched leftover University furniture that we shoved in here when we first moved in. I think it… Read more »

Alright, we’re in the last stretch of project nursery! Here are some of the little details – none of which really required a separate post – so I just sort of jammed them into one. After I had painted the room a crisp white and installed my Chasing Paper polka dot wallpaper (love!), I knew I wanted to do a little something with the window frame. It was just kind of getting lost in the sea of white. So I… Read more »

Progress on the nursery has been pretty steady going. We just have a few small details to get to that finish line! I had hinted before that I wanted to do a gallery wall above the pink + gold dresser that I refinished. It was a great big blank piece of white wall – perfect for a mish mash of frames. My first step in creating a gallery wall is to always take stock of my frame situation. In this… Read more »

What would a baby’s room be without a mobile, right? As you could guess, I was itching to DIY something. I did some thinking about the theme of the room and gave myself a good helping of inspiration from other people’s projects on Pinterest. My two starting points: I knew I wanted to do the stick idea after I saw my sister-in-law’s versions for her kiddos (see them in their house tour here), and also knew that I wanted something… Read more »

You may have noticed in the last nursery post, a glimpse at the new closet door we have in there. Well, a closet curtain actually. We started out with a door on the closet, but quickly realized that to maximize the space in there and get a nice long dresser along the far wall, we were going to have to lose the door (there wasn’t enough room for it to swing in and out). I have always liked the look… Read more »